The Fox is back! … be there on the 30th!

the-fox-logoKathy and Geoff are pleased to announce the official opening function of The Fox Restaurant & Pub will be on Thursday 24th November from 18h00 for guests and Naparians to come and see the changes that have been made and to sample the food!

The venue will be closed on Friday 25th BUT normal activities will commence from Saturday 26th onwards – opening daily (except Tuesdays) from 11h00 onwards (by the way … have you booked for Christmas? The Fox will be open but booking is essential)

Come along and experience the hospitality you’ve all been anxious to enjoy … the whole building and grounds have been renovated and “spruced up” … sit on the enlarged and enclosed front verandah and relax with a glass of local brew or wine while you partake of the new and exciting menu, food and features.

You can expect the favourite menu items of:

  • Beef and chicken burgers
  • Fish and Chips
  • Calamari and Chips
  • Prawns
  • Mussels
  • Rump Steak

But there will be a lot more to follow and to tempt you to become a frequent guest of Kathy & Geoff.


The Fox is back in town!

the-fox-seafood-platterGood news for people who like to eat out – THE FOX IS BACK IN TOWN!

The new owners and restrauteurs are about to open for business after renovations and preparing a new menu for all “Naparians” and those from further afield …. watch THIS space!

Rumour has it that there will be an EXTENSIVE sea food menu …

Napier Farm Stall for top quality ‘plaaskombuis’ meals

Napier Farm StallThe Napier Farm Stall has set the standard in Napier for top quality ‘plaaskombuis’, or as the English refer, a wholesome country meal.

Created by Ilze Vos in 1999, this farm stall has become an Overberg landmark . Travellers from all over the world stop here to experience the peaceful country setting, to watch the world go by under a cool vine-covered veranda, and savour hearty country fare you would not normally have at home. Ilze’s passion for unpretentious tasty fare has set her apart. Lovers of good food keep coming back for more. She turns the ordinary into extra-ordinary though careful selection of ingredients and experience.

The farm stall itself is filled with delightful farm visuals and goodies. Browsing requires time. Even going to the bathroom is an experience. For the road there are candies and homemade tarts, for the gourmet cooks there is truffle oil, for the health-orientated there are honey rye rusks. Plus plenty bottles of extra-ordinary jams and preserves, deli items and gifts. Heaven !!

For the young, and young at heart, there is a slide and hula hoops to expend the extra energy gained from the Farm stall’s mouth-watering selection of cakes. And Ilze does not skimp on helpings. You will be sated but wanting to come back for more.

Contact Ilze at the Farmstall on: 028 423 3440  or mobile 083 457 5027

New look website – new energy – new opportunities!

Contact Gideon & Marné Joubert for information, they’re  available to chat with you about YOUR listing on the website


Gideon & Marné Joubert have given the a facelift! They have improved it to the extent that anyone can upload their own material to the website. And they can edit their own listings to suit their business and personality!

Included in the improved website is the ability to showcase your business or service AND AT THE SAME TIME run your social media campaigns too.

It even has the facility to allow you to place CLASSIFIED ADVERTS online.

Contact Gideon or Marné to get more information on how you can be part of this dynamic web presence:
Marné: 061 402 1951 or
Gideon: 079 117 5434 or

Since the launch of the website in 2005 has become THE website of reference for this region in the southernmost part of the Cape. It is widely regarded as the definitive online business directory and guide to the Overberg – one of the most divergent and inviting areas in South Africa. When the website was developed the excellent SEO (search engine optimisation) ensured that most searches on the internet brought listings to the top of the search engine pages. This has given the Overberg region more prominence than it ever had in the past.

Car licence renewal – some questions answered …

Car licence diskRead this article from Wheels24: “SA car licence renewal confusion: 5 questions answered” …. also remember that when you go to renew your licence, you need to take proof of residence with you (… more red tape that’s REALLY not necessary but makes for GREAT BUREAUCRACY!)

Thanks for this link, Alan Rosenmeyer (who now hosts the Motoring Matters show on ChaiFM which broadcasts out of Johannesburg

Goodbye Cowan Properties – Hello, Rawsons, new in Napier

Best 2Cowan Properties has been active and successful in the Real Estate market in Napier and the wider Overberg region for 12 years but the time has come for us, Pat & Neville Cowan, to hang up our SOLD signs and move on to another adventure.

We have made many friends in the rewarding times we’ve had in the lovely village of Napier. We have had so many laughs, fun and even some tears but the whole experience has been magic!

We thank all who have come into contact with us for enriching our lives during this period. We are officially passing our Real Estate business to Altia and Jacques de Lange who will be opening as Rawson Properties on the 1st February 2016 but we will be active and available to conclude existing transactions until then – or even to give advice or guidance on any property-related matters.  Rawson Letter of Introduction

Both of us are confident that Altia and Jacques will provide you with the service and expertise you have come to expect from us and we wish them well in their new venture in Napier – we are pleased to tell you that Rawsons will also be operating from our old premises (next to Gunners Diner) on the Main Road in Napier.

Our Gift Shop – the Cow-an-Bell will also continue to operate under Altia and Jacques’ hand in the same premises.

Thank you for being such an important part of our very pleasant time in Napier. We would love you to stay in touch with us – our email address is:

Yours in fun, laughter and property

Pat & Neville

SABC in Napier (come and be part of the recording)

CJ17Hi Friends of Overberg Art Music
“Mooiloop – TV” of SABC2 will be visiting Napier on Thursday 28th January at 9.00am . to record a short performance of myself, Rudi and Deon in the Dutch Reformed Church in Napier.
You are welcome to come and attend the event, and possible be interviewed by the TV crew and get a behind- the- scenes look at how a TV program is filmed and put together. A really once off opportunity for a fun filled morning. Hope to see you there.
Hallo Overbergkunsmusiek vriende
“Mooiloop – TV” van SABC2 kom Napier besoek volgende Donderdag die 28ste Januarie om 9vm  om ‘n kort uitvoering te verfilm van myself, Rudi en Deon, in die NG Kerkgebou., Napier.
Julle is baie welkom om die gebeure by te woon, en moontlik op TV te verskyn. Dit sal ook interesant wees om agter die skerms te wees by die vervaardiging van ‘n TV program en te sien wat alles daar aangaan. Hoop om julle daar te sien


Joan Wilken

“Banting” food request was no problem …

Banting breakfast at The Red

Banting breakfast at The Red

The excellent menu had items we were not wanting to include in our meal – Dee made “a plan” that allowed us to enjoy their excellent cuisine in the style we choose to enjoy.

The Farmhouse Breakfast had the bacon, scrambled eggs and sausage we wanted but we asked that instead of toast was it possible to include a few mushrooms? Dee rustled up the perfect breakfast with a large grilled mushroom and warm green salad (including grilled cherry tomatoes and cheese) to accompany our meal.

The delicious meal was also served with decaffeinated filter coffee and pouring cream.

It is THAT type of service and the ability to provide exactly what the customer wants that keeps me going back to The Red Windmill each time we visit Napier.

Beautiful music comes to Napier!

OrchestraThe Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet will be hosted by Napier Retirement Village on Monday 12 October 2015 at 10.30 in the morning.

Come and join us for a cup of tea and refreshments and enjoy the concert of the Brass Quintet . The program will include popular  works for brass instruments  by composers such as  Gershwin and LeRoy Anderson.

The CPO Brass Quintet features David Thompson and Paul Chandler ( trumpet )

Caroline Prozesky ( horn ) Ryan van der Rheede ( trombone ) and Shaun Williams ( tuba )

Tickets are R40.00 per person ( including tea and refreshments ) and funds will be donated to Huis Klippedrift.

Tickets are available at Napier Retirement Village – contact Leslie at 028- 423 3502.